DTEK holds vitality entrance in Ukraine, renewables are offline

February 28 (Renewables Now) – Ukrainian vitality group DTEK reported on Saturday that as a result of harm to overhead strains, renewable vitality crops operated by it don’t at the moment provide electrical energy to grid, however different amenities assist keep the continuity of the vitality system throughout the nation’s invasion by Russian armed forces.

DTEK mentioned at a press briefing that as of Saturday, 15 energy models of its thermal energy crops (TPP) had been in operation and 21 had been in reserve. Solely the Luganska TPP has ceased actions due to hostilities within the metropolis of Shchastia. All mines of the corporate had been working usually, as properly.

The corporate’s renewable vitality belongings within the areas of Zaporozhye and Dnipropetrovsk haven’t been producing electrical energy for some time, with DTEK noting that the Botievskaya, Orlovskaya and Primorskaya wind farms are utterly de-energised and disconnected from their 150-kV overhead line because of the hostilities. The corporate expects them to renew operations in a number of days after the wanted repairs have been accomplished.

On the similar time, the Trifonovskaya, Nikopolskaya and Pokrovskaya solar energy crops haven’t suffered harm and had been working usually as of Saturday, however with out feeding electrical energy into the grid. DTEK defined that system operator NPC Ukrenergo has utilized restrictions for renewables “to make sure the situations for stability and balancing of the vitality system of Ukraine.”

The six wind and photo voltaic parks have a mixed capability of 1 GW, in line with the corporate’s web site.

The Ukrainian vitality system has been working in isolation mode because the begin of Russia’s army invasion of Ukraine on February 24. It’s efficiently finishing technical checks on its option to synchronisation with the European vitality market.

DTEK famous that solely workers crucial for the functioning of energy crops stay on-site, whereas the remaining are working remotely.

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